Keys to successful public private partnerships and the implementation of MNO based critical communications


TJ Kennedy; Co-Founder, The Public Safety Network (Former FirstNet President) ; Jason Karp; Co-Founder; The Public Safety Network (Former FirstNet Chief Counsel) ; Tero Pesonen; Chair of CCBG; TCCA ; Tapio Savunen; Director, Strategic Marketing; Airbus Defence and Space ; Antti Kauppinen; Head of Department , Mobile Technology Development and Strategy; Erillisverkot - State Security Networks Group Finland ; Jukka MJ Manner, Professor, PhD; Aalto University, Department of Communications

This Masterclass will summarize the current approaches being considered by various countries globally to provide critical communications leveraging services and infrastructure offered by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Additionally it will provide a common framework of critical principles and objectives for MNOs and critical communications service providers to successfully collaborate in the provision of critical communications.

In the Masterclass, government stakeholders or operators will introduce projects that aim to involve MNOs in providing next generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services, as well as discuss the objectives critical for obtaining win-win outcomes for the participants.

During the panel discussion, the class will identify and assess success factors which are vital for a successful business model. The panel will have representatives from MNOs, government organisations and academia.




TJ Kennedy

From mission critical narrowband to commercial broadband: Case Finland


Antti Kauppinen, Head of Department, Mobile Technology Development and Strategy

Presentation by a critical comms service provider


To be confirmed

Win-win business models for mission critical public safety LTE networks


TJ Kennedy ; Jason Karp

Panel discussion and Q&A


CHAIR:Tero Pesonen ; Tapio Savunen ; TJ Kennedy ; Jason Karp ; Antti Kauppinen ; Jukka MJ Manner, Professor, PhD

Wrap-up with takeaways


Tony Gray, CEO, TCCA

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